What is a bourtzi?
What is a bourtzi?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι, from Ottoman Turkish and Arabic برج – burc meaning “tower”) may refer to a number of fortresses in Greece: Bourtzi (Nafplio), in the port of Nafplio, the most famous of them.
Where is Bourtzi castle?
The water castle of Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι, from Ottoman Turkish برج – burc meaning “tower”; formerly Καστέλι, Kasteli) is a Venetian castle located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio.
When was the bourtzi castle built?
The castle of Bourtzi ιs located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea.
Can you swim in Nafplio?
Nafplio is not known as a swimming destination, but it has some enjoyable swimming spots in its vicinity, including Arvanitia beach right on the edge of town, and the popular Tolo beach.
Does Nafplio have a beach?
Many beautiful Nafplion beaches are located in close distance to the town. The coasts of Argolida Greece are clean and picturesque, developed with many tourist amenities. The most popular beaches in Nafplion are Tolo, Kandia and Nea Kios. Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing.
Why choose Bourtzi hotel Skiathos?
In Bourtzi Hotel skiathos you will a experience a relaxing atmosphere and a personalized service that will make your holiday at the beautiful island of Skiathos unforgettable. Bourtzi Hotel is located in the centre of Skiathos Town easily accessible and close to shops, restaurants, bus stops, Megali Ammos Beach and more.
Where to stay in Skiathos?
The Bourtzi also features a stylish and trendy cocktail bar located on the main pedestrian road of Skiathos town, which serves a range of drinks and light snacks. The peaceful Bourtzi Boutique Hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from the harbor. Skiathos’ taverns, bars and shops are also within easy reach.
What to do in Bourtzi?
You can enjoy coffee, food or cocktails, the endless view of the Aegean sea and our excellent service. Open early in the morning until late in the evening. Bourtzi was an isolated maritime fort, on a coastline or on a small island, which controlled the entrance to a port and secured its defence.
What happened to the Bourtzi?
The survival of the Bourtzi is testimony to the first use and function of the site, in the heart of the modern settlement of Skiathos, in a significant position between the old and the new port. Toasted bread with butter, honey and marmalade (in a jar) 5.50